Dr. Peter VanInwagen to present Suarez Lecture March 8

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 1:00pm

 Mobile, Ala. – Dr. Peter VanInwagen, John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will present the annual Suarez Lecture at Spring Hill College Thursday, March 8, 2012. His lecture is titled “Can Science Disprove the Existence of God?” and is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Byrne Memorial Hall on the Spring Hill campus.

VanInwagen’s publications range over metaphysics and epistemology and include “An Essay on Free Will” (1983), “Metaphysics” (2002), and  “The Problem of Evil” (2006). He has delivered many lectures, including the Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews and the Wilde Lectures at Oxford. VanInwagen is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In our Suarez lecture, he will be discussing the relationship between science and religion.

The Suarez Lecture, Spring Hill College’s first annual lecture series, was started in 1965 by Tau Omega, the college philosophy club. The series brings nationally known scholars to lecture on topics that alternate between philosophy and theology. It is named in honor of Jesuit philosopher and theologian Francisco Suarez (1548-1617).

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Theology Department at (251) 380-4458.